Welcome to Country Hills Eye Center
Country Hills Eye Center, originating in part as the solo practice of Winn L. Richards, M.D. beginning in 1961, with Robert S. Brodstein, M.D. and Phillip N. Hale, M.D. joining thereafter, further evolving into its present group after the merger of Douglas P. Felt, M.D. with Ophthalmology Associates, and the addition of our newest member B. Travis Dastrup M.D. It is now comprised of four (4) board certified ophthalmologists, fellowship trained in the subspecialties of oculoplastic surgery, neuro-ophthalmology, glaucoma, and corneal; with one ophthalmologist, also fellowship trained, limiting his practice to diseases and surgery of the retina and vitreous.
We are the only full-time fellowship trained Ophthalmology subspecialists north of metropolitan Salt Lake City.
Country Hills Eye Center has maintained a reputation for quality, caring, accessibility, and surgical conservatism. A call schedule with pager contact provides full-time patient and physician access. Patients with urgent or emergent problems can be seen the same day. Patients who desire a routine complete eye examination can usually be seen within two to four weeks.
Country Hills Eye Center provides state-of-the-art, compassionate, cost-effective patient care in its well-equipped 20,000 square foot clinic. We offer a complete spectrum of eye care, including refractive surgery (PRK and LASIK). Office surgeries are performed in our two modern operating suites. Intraocular surgeries, including cataracts, and glaucoma are performed at our local hospitals (McKay-Dee Hospital and Ogden Regional Medical Center). Argon laser surgery for glaucoma and retinal conditions, including diabetic eye disease, are performed in our eye center.
We are active members of the medical staff and provide quality patient care at both McKay-Dee Hospital and Ogden Regional Medical Center.
We are committed to working with local hospitals and other health care providers and payers to improve the quality and cost-efficiency of patient care in our community.
Members of Country Hills Eye Center have served, or are serving, in many capacities within the health care system, including medical staff presidencies, chiefs of departments, and hospital committee memberships.
+ Chairman, Utah Committee of GLAUCOMA 2001
+ Past State Senator
+ Past member Utah Physician’s Licensing Board
+ Past Chairman of Utah Physician’s Licensing Board
+ Past member Utah Physician’s Assistant Licensing Board
+ Utah Doctor of the Year 1989
+ Past president Ogden Surgical Society
+ Past president Utah Ophthalmologic Society
+ Past member Utah State Board of Health
+ Past chairman Utah State Board of Health
+ Past chairman, Lake Bonneville Council, Boy Scouts of America
Country Hills Eye Center is actively engaged in the teaching of McKay-Dee Family Practice residents. One member of the group, a clinical instructor in the Department of Family and Preventive Medicine, has received two teaching recognition awards. Two of our ophthalmologists are clinical faculty members of the University of Utah Department of Ophthalmology.
SOCIAL AWARENESS AND COMMITTMENT
+ Participation in Medicare since its inception.
+ Cares for Medicaid patients.
+ Participant in Third World health care.
+ Provides care to referrals from the Ogden Rescue Mission
+ Clinic and Midtown Community Health Center.
+ Provides care from schools and service organizations.
+ Participates in local and state health screenings.
Country Hills Eye Center has an ongoing interest in basic and clinical ophthalmic research. Members of the group have published twenty-four (24) articles in major medical journals or textbooks over the last ten years, and presently have publications submitted for press. Members of the group are clinical investigators for two different multi-center research projects. One member of the group holds an investigational device exemption (IDE) from the FDA for his research.
In an effort to provide you with the finest quality medical service, we recommend a comprehensive eye exam by an ophthalmologist for the following:
+ Children with no obvious problems have their first eye exam by three to five years of age.
+ School age children are re-evaluated with vision checks approximately every two years.
+ At puberty.
+ Healthy adults every two to three years.All contact lens wearers every one to two years.
+ Those over 60 years of age every one to two years.
The frequency of a comprehensive eye exam may vary due to the individual’s age, race, past visual history, family history of disease, and the types of symptoms or visual findings encountered, or in some cases if no symptoms are present.